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Just got an S5 on Friday, this seems like horrible battery life.

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By Grey Hawk, Junior Member on 1st September 2014, 05:15 PM
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My GF also has the S5 and at the same time last night she was at 11 hours (1.5 hours screen) and had I think 67% battery left.

Granted my phone was unplugged a little longer and had more screen time, but this seems crazy! Also her brightness was almost double mine. Unfortuanltly I didn't get any screenshots of her phone last night. Here are mine:

Note how the wifi has been on for 14 hours? It has NEVER been on, I haven't even connected to my house yet, I turned it off as soon as I left Verizon.
1st September 2014, 07:10 PM |#2  
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You can form whatever opinion you like. But the general concenus and my personal experience is that the S5 battery life is excellent if not outstanding.

You would do well to ensure that your battery is fully charged and use a good third party battery monitor e.g, Gsam or a similar app. It only takes a few poorly behaved apps to put a large dent in any battery so you should look for wayward apps and try to avail yourself of battery saving features e.g. reduced screen brightness, timeouts, processor governors and so forth. And perhaps consider looking into inverted apps.

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